Day 8 Isiolo – Nairobi [Turkana Expedition Finale]
Turkana Expedition was a great success. 8 Days later, over 1,800 km on tarmac, rough terrain, mud, sand, bare and fertile land, sunny and rainy weather… we were concluding the Northern Circuit with a 201 km drive from Isiolo to Nairobi through Nanyuki.
We checked out of the grand Sarova Shaba Hotel at 10am. It was a smooth ride to Kongoni Camp in Nanyuki later in the afternoon for lunch. By 4:30pm we were headed to Nairobi and arrived safely at 9pm. Monday traffic welcomed us back to the city with a hug. I was already planning my next safari!
Turkana won my heart; from its friendly people, the magical scenery, and its serene natural environment. It’s a place I’d love to go back and check up on how everyone is doing. The experience humbled me; opening up my mind and making me appreciate my surrounding, personal space, culture as well as access to basic needs. Since the trip I’ve adjusted my mentality towards comfort, enabling me look at life from a broader perspective and eliminating the lack mentality.
The trip created a buzz across social media with comments on this blog as well as numerous tweets. Below are some of them:
Ng'endo (@Ngendo87) April 24, 2012
@eGichomo have a nice day! It's a pleasure to follow you trip from Italy! Congrats for your travelblog, very interesting—
Enrico Balbo (@EnricoBalbo) April 25, 2012
@eGichomo hei,we are doing a road trip to Turkana for travel diaries,can we pull it off on the 4WD Suzuki?—
lucy mwangi (@lnmwangi) May 04, 2012
@eGichomo Stop by Sungura Supermarket and say hey :)—
gracey grayce (@Makosewe) April 23, 2012
travel guru (@njooro) May 03, 2012
@eGichomo looks like a fun trip. I think next time you need a doc on board though...I won't charge lol—
Hungu (@chizidotcom) April 24, 2012
@eGichomo Loiyangalani is home to the El Molo, and the most beautiful place in Kenya!—
Araiyo (@hija3000) April 27, 2012
christine auma (@debbieauma) May 08, 2012
I’d also like to introduce to you one of the Professional Photographers that accompanied us, Dipl. Ing. Hartmut Fiebig: Chairman of The 50 Treasures of Kenya Trust. Twenty years ago, he cycled from Egypt to South Africa, through Kenya, and our magnificent country won his heart. I was honored to interview him during our stop at Merille Town and here are his wise words:
[YouTube Interview] W.I.P. Kindly check later.
The Turkana cultural festival will be held 18th-20th 2012 May at Loiyangalani. This will be a mind blowing exhibition of talent and cultures bringing all the tribes living near L. Turkana together. Don’t miss it. #TembeaKenya!
Kenya Tourist Board (@MagicalKenya) May 11, 2012
“In terms of scenery, the Northern Circuit I like it most.. because it has so many beautiful hills...” – Zack Kihato, Driver Guide, Gametrackers Safaris.
Special Thanks & Credits
Citizen TV Kenya and @shirogaitho for running The Northern Circuit feature│YouTube
Karuwe Wachira : Professional Photographer extraordinaire │Website
Zack Kihato (aka. Zack Bauer) – Professional Driver Guide Gametrackers Safaris
All readers and travel enthusiasts from around the world! You inspire my writing.